Vladimir Nabokov and Translation: A Transatlantic Symposium

December 3, 2018

On October 27-28 CSEEES hosted the second part of a transatlantic symposium “Vladimir Nabokov and Translation.” Organized by Julie Loison-Charles (Lille University) and Stanislav Shvabrin (UNC-Chapel Hill), the symposium invited scholars to discuss the most divisive and contentious aspect of … Continued

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holodomor

December 3, 2018

From 1932 to 1933 a man-made famine ravaged the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, claiming close to 4 million lives. Today, that famine is known as the Holodomor – “hunger death” or “death by hunger” in Ukrainian. As our awareness of … Continued

Teaching the Cold War

October 15, 2018

There is a pressing need, now more than ever, for students to learn the history of Soviet-U.S. relations, and for teachers to have access to resources to effectively teach the Cold War-era. The specter of the Soviet Union still hangs heavy over the relationship … Continued

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies

October 4, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies … Continued

Reflecting on 1968

October 3, 2018

In 1968 – the year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series and one year before the first Woodstock festival – student protests erupted across the globe. In Czechoslovakia the year marked a brief period of gradual liberalization within the … Continued

CfP: 1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

February 4, 2018

The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in … Continued

First Forum on Southeast Europe

December 6, 2017

On November 13, the newly inaugurated UNC Forum on Southeast Europe hosted a panel discussion exploring democratic backsliding in the Western Balkans. While democracy made strides forward in the 2000s, with the end of the Yugoslav wars, the downfall of Slobodan … Continued

Intricate Stories in Fabric: Ukrainian Embroidery

November 9, 2017

Embroidery, like all artwork, is a culturally significant artifact as it represents people’s beliefs and traditions. Traditional Ukrainian embroidery is an intricate skill that has spread and evolved over centuries. It has created a common folk culture in Ukraine and beyond. Embroidery has a substantial … Continued

The Russian Revolution in North Carolina Classrooms

May 5, 2017

The 2017 centenary of the Russian Revolution offers a timely moment to reflect on an event that fundamentally shaped the twentieth century and to examine how the revolution’s historical significance is being taught today in North Carolina’s schools. In this … Continued